Do you think it is a bad sign if one of your fish dies just as you are about to start maternity leave??
I always take it hard when one of the fish starts to float. This time is just so much more poignant.
I couldn't even look at the tank for days. Pregnant people shouldn't have to deal with this.
It represents everything that has been wrong with my lifestyle in the last little while. My life was just too busy to properly take care of the poor buggers. I was up at 5am everyday, Getting A. up at 5:30, and out the door by 6. commute, work, work, work, commute. Make supper, clean up from supper. Get A. in the bath, to bed, and then fall into bed myself. Weekends weren't much better. We were always running around getting "stuff" done - all the stuff that accumulates during the week - groceries, laundry, cleaning the fish tank, etc.. It was survivalist, at best. And the fish suffered, until one poor guy finally couldn't take it anymore.
I say this all in past tense because I'm hoping that being on maternity leave will give us a chance to have a calmer, healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
So, this is day 1, and I'm a little scared, a lot excited, and ready to go. Of course, I couldn't sleep past 6:30am.....I'm sure that will come. It's 8am, and I've already showered, eaten, made tea, surfed the internet and posted to my blog (almost). Next on the list: Clean out the fish tank.